Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) is a condition experienced by women up to a week or two before the onset of their menstrual cycle. The emotional and physical symptoms that women experience typically resolve with the start of their menses and can vary monthly. PMS affects women during their reproductive years (12-51). Not all females will experience… Continue reading 5 Tips to Reduce PMS
“Nearly 70 percent of the produce sold in the U.S. comes with pesticide residues” (EWG, 2019) For those who are unfamiliar with the term “Dirty Dozen”, it is a term coined by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) some decades ago. EWG is a non-profit group that specializes in research and advocacy, especially when it… Continue reading How Clean is Your Food?
This month we are celebrating and participating in National Nutrition Month! This month was created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. It focuses on the significance of making informed food choices and encouraging people to create healthy eating and physical activity habits. Simply put, there is no diet that will do what healthy eating… Continue reading National Nutrition Month
Phthalates are a group of chemicals used to soften and increase the flexibility of plastic and vinyl. Phthalates just like parabens are both endocrine disruptors, which are toxic molecules that can interfere with the body’s endocrine (hormone) system. Even in small amounts, these endocrine disruptors can wreak havoc on your health. Hormones control a wide… Continue reading Phthalates
Let’s give it up for flax seeds! Did you know that flax seeds are rich in lignans? Lignans are a class of phytoestrogens, a plant derived chemical with estrogenic properties. Phytoestrogens, with their estrogenic properties are able to bind to estrogen receptors found throughout the body. The major phytoestrogen categories are lignans, isoflavones and coumestans.… Continue reading Flax Seeds for Women’s Health
Cholesterol is a type of fat (lipid) found in your blood. Your liver makes cholesterol for your body, but you can also get cholesterol from the foods you eat. For many years, cholesterol has gotten a bad reputation of being “unhealthy”, but that is just one type of cholesterol. Cholesterol, doesn’t just exist in one form in the… Continue reading Good vs. Bad Cholesterol
Detoxification is the physiological or medicinal removal of toxic substances from the human body, which is in large part carried out by the liver. However, it is also important to shine line on the importance of optimal gut function when discussing detoxification. Why? The gut excretes most of what the liver packages for elimination.⠀ ⠀… Continue reading Let’s Talk Detox…
Endocrine disruptors are a term that is becoming increasingly more popular and for good reason. Simply put, endocrine disruptors are toxic molecules that can interfere with the body’s endocrine (hormone) system. Hormones control a wide array of processes in the body, including but not limited to: immunity, digestion, reproductive and neurological systems. The normal activity… Continue reading Endocrine Disruptors
Who doesn’t love a nice stack of fluffy pancakes for breakfast (or sometimes even dinner!)? Well here is a very easy recipe for pancakes that you can indulge without worrying about all the carbohydrates. This recipe uses 2 eggs and 1 banana, told you it was simple. Don’t hesitate to add some cinnamon or vanilla… Continue reading 1,2,3…Pancakes
Did you know that January is National Family Fit Lifestyle Month. The idea behind the creation of this month is to get the ENTIRE family moving! With an increase in childhood obesity rates over the past thirty years (1), this is a month that definitely needs to be recognized. According to Physical Health & Education Canada… Continue reading Happy Family Fit Lifestyle Month!